It is with a heavy heart that we report that Dr. Ben Pollara, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at USF passed away the evening of May 13 after a prolonged illness. Dr. Pollara was a proud volunteer Board member of PSR Florida since 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and our colleague, Jeannette Fleischer, and their family.Read more »
Florida PSR along with med students from the USF Student PSR chapter participated in the EcoFest in Tampa for Earth Day. PSR handed out information packets and bracelets that advocated for peace and healthy energy, and visitors had their photos taken for the Global Wave against nuclear weapons.
Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year's recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.Read more »
Incoming Board President, Dr. Lonnie Draper and Board Member Dr. Ron Saff delivered a letter to Governor Rick Scott asking for his strong leadership in putting together a health protective energy policy plan for Florida; a plan with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. They asked for his support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan and for a seat at the table to help determine the state's energy portfolio to comply with the plan.Read more »
The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.Read More »
Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.Read More »
The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.Read More »
An op-ed on the Clean Power Plan from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.Source: Sun-Sentinel
PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg writes about the impact of climate change on children's health.Source: Medium
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lonnie Draper.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
Presentation by Florida PSR's Dr. Yolanda for a Congressional Black Caucus briefing on the health effects of coal ash and ozone. Read more »
PSR's official comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, submitted November 22, 2014. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
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